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INDIANAPOLIS -- Dan Christensen of the Miami Daily Business Review will receive the 2004 Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award for reporting on secret court cases in the U.S. District Court in Miami.
"Dan Christensen's work on behalf of the First Amendment is an excellent example of one journalist's dedication to exposing secrecy that is becoming all too common," said Georgiana Vines, chair of a five-member panel of judges and 1992-93 national president of the Society of Professional Journalists. "This was a form of secrecy that hid everything, including the case number."
The $10,000 award presented by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation honors Pulliam, who was publisher of The Indianapolis Star and The Indianapolis News at the time of his death in 1999. The Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award was established to honor …